Seth – Warwick Castle, UK (2016)
The positive attitude quotes on this page are all from surnames and sources A to B. For more words of wisdom about keeping a positive attitude take a look at the other pages: C to D – E to G – H to K – L to M – N to R – S to T – U to Z. There are also for words from unknown sources on the Attitude Sayings page, and a condensed version of all of these pages on 100 Positive Attitude Quotes.
Our attitude is the key to changing absolutely anything in our lives. Keeping positive affects our: health, happiness, relationships, emotions, self-worth, abundance, life-path and makes every day a joy to live.
Of course, no one can be positive 100% of the time, but by noticing what or who seems to trigger negativity in us, gives us something to work on to make changes to our own attitude towards the negative aspect. Remember we cannot change others, only ourselves and there is always a positive way to perceive anything that life seems to throw at us.
Reading positive attitude quotes can be a great way to guide your thoughts towards upliftment. If you are drawn by a particular quote, write it down to have it handy when you need it.
Positive Attitude Quotes: A
A Course In Miracles
Lift up your eyes and look on one another in innocence born of complete forgiveness of each other’s illusions.
What shares the purpose of the Universe shares the purpose of its Creator. Try then to begin to learn to look on all things with love, appreciation and open-mindness.
positive attitude quote from A Course In Miracles
When you need something to believe in… Start with yourself.
I am the creator of my own reality.
I am the conjurer of my own mood.
I am the keeper of my own attitude.
I am the releaser of my own vibrational butterflies –
And law of attraction is the master facilitator to match up those frequencies –
And to deliver to me manifestational evidence, for one purpose and one purpose only…
To help me in the deliberateness of my creative endeavour.
I no longer hold you responsible for how I feel.
When you become so determined that you want to feel good, you have become as your Inner Being is, in such a pure place of Positive Energy, then that which is negative energy simply can’t mix with you. It defies law.
When you FEEL healthy and vital and alive and prosperous… you attract more of all those things.
Your life is right now. It’s not later. It’s not in that time of retirement. It’s not when the lover gets here. It’s not when you’ve moved into the new house. It’s not when you get the better job. Your life is right now. It will always be right now. You might as well decide to start enjoying your life right now, because it’s not ever going to get better than right now… until it gets better right now!
Joseph Addison 1672 – 1719
Cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind, filling it with a steady and perpetual serenity.
I’m really happy to be me, and I’d like to think people like me more because I’m happy with myself and not because I refuse to conform to anything.
Aeschylus 525BC – 456BC
When a man is willing and eager, the Gods join in.
Aesop 620BC – 564BC
He that is discontented in one place will seldom be happy in another.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
‘How can I find a way to overcome this?’ Is a much better question than ‘Why is my life so bad?’ It’s the questions we ask ourselves that will determine how we live our life.
The true gift of our mistakes is the knowledge we gain from them.
Did you ever stop to taste a carrot? Not just eat it, but taste it?
You can’t taste the beauty and energy of the Earth in a Twinkie.
There comes a time when a woman needs to stop focusing on her looks and focus her energies on raising her children. This time comes at the moment of conception. A child needs a role model, not a super model.
Mitch Albom 1958
The secret to happiness… Be satisfied and be grateful.
Louisa May Alcott 1832 – 1888
Painful as it may be, a significant emotional event can be the catalyst for choosing a direction that serves us more effectively. Look for the learning.
Thomas Bailey Aldrich 1836 – 1907
To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent… that is to triumph over old age.
Buzz Aldrin 1930
Beautiful! Beautiful! Magnificent desolation.
(landing on the moon)
Muhammad Ali 1942
Don’t count the days… Make the days count.
positive attitude quote from Muhammad Ali
Muhammad Ali 1942
I know where I’m going and I know the truth, and I don’t have to be what you want me to be. I’m free to be what I want.
Be guided by Spirit and not driven by ego.
Be strong enough to stand alone.
Be yourself enough to stand apart.
But be wise enough to stand together when the time comes.
Mark Amend positive attitude quote
Don’t count every hour in the day.
Make every hour in the day count.
Henri Frederic Amiel 1821 – 1881
Learn to be what you are and learn to resign with good grace, all that you are not.
Hans Christian Anderson 1805 – 1875
Life itself is the most wonderful fairytale.
positive attitude quote from Hans Christian Anderson
Maya Angelou 1928 – 2014
Be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.
Be present in all things and thankful for all things.
Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer.
My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors.
liking yourself, liking what you do and liking how you do it.
This is a wonderful day… I have never seen this one before.
Maya Angelou positive attitude quote
Maya Angelou 1928 – 2014
When you learn… Teach. When you get… Give.
You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.
Edward Appleton 1892 – 1965
I rate enthusiasm even above professional skill.
Thomas Aquinas 1225 – 1274
We must love them both, those whose opinions we share and those whose opinions we reject, for both have laboured in the search for truth, and both have helped us in finding it.
Joan Of Arc 1412 – 1431
I am not afraid. I was born to do this.
Elizabeth Arden 1884 – 1966
I’m not interested in age… You’re as old as you feel.
Aristotle 384BC – 322BC
All persons ought to endeavor to follow what is right, and not what is established.
Aristotle 384BC – 322BC
Educating the mind without educating the heart, is no education at all.
Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.
positive attitude quote from Aristotle
Louis Armstrong 1901 – 1971
What we play is… Life.
Eberhard Arnold 1883 – 1935
Only those who look with the eyes of children, can lose themselves in the object of their wonder.
H. W. Arnold
The worst bankrupt in the world is the man who has lost his enthusiasm. Let a man lose everything else in the world but his enthusiasm and he will come through again to success.
Isaac Asimov 1920 – 1992
And above all things, never think that you’re not good enough yourself. A man should never think that. My belief is that in life people will take you at your own reckoning.
If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn’t brood… I’d type faster.
Was there anything more exciting in life than seeking answers?
St Francis of Assisi 1181 – 1226
Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
What we are looking for is… what is looking.
David Attenborough 1926
Education is not a matter of getting facts and sowing them within brains, but that it is an attitude of mind that you teach children to find out for themselves.
St Augustine 354 – 430
If we live good lives, the times are also good. As we are, such are the times.
Love, and do what you like.
Seek not to understand that you may believe, but believe that you may understand.
Since you cannot do good to all, you are to pay special attention to those who, by the accidents of time, or place, or circumstances, are brought into closer connection with you.
To seek the highest good is to live well.
You aspire to great things? Begin with little ones.
Marcus Aurelius 121 – 180
When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive: To breathe… To think… To Enjoy… To Love.
Decimius Magnus Ausonius 310 – 395
Let us never know what old age is. Let us know the happiness time brings, not count the years.
Ausonius attitude quote – William & Doreen (2011)
Jane Austen 1775 – 1817
I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not in my nature.
Positive Attitude Quotes: B
Francis Bacon 1561 – 1626
Be so true to thyself, as thou be not false to others.
Arthur James Balfour 1848 – 1930
The best thing to give your enemy is forgiveness;
to an opponent, tolerance;
to a friend, your heart;
to your child, a good example;
to your father, deference;
to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you;
to yourself, respect;
to all men, charity.
Harry F. Banks
For success, attitude is equally as important as ability.
P. T. Barnum 1810 – 1891
Let your motto then always be ‘Excelsior,’ for by living up to it there is no such word as fail.
No one ever made a difference by being like everyone else.
Politeness and civility are the best capital ever invested in business.
The truth is, the more kind and liberal a man is, the more generous will be the patronage bestowed upon him.
To forgive heals the wound, to forget heals the scar.
Stop paying or buying into the ideas that don’t resonate with the reality you prefer. Stop giving them credence. Appreciate, Appreciate your chosen vibration and allow the vibrations that are not aligned with you to de-preciate.
positive attitude quote from Bashar-Darryl Anka
St Basil 330 – 379
A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy…reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness…gathers love.
Shirley Bassey 1937
You don’t get older, you get better.
If it’s not fun… You’re not doing it right.
All you need is love. Love is all you need.
Beatles attitude quote – Emma with Lucy, Sophie & Seth (2008)
Melody Beattie 1948
Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.
Clay P. Bedford
You can teach a student lessons for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives.
Henry Ward Beecher 1813 – 1887
Good nature is worth more than knowledge, more than money, more than honour, to the persons who possess it.
The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.
Bo Bennett 1972
A dead end can never be a one-way street… You can always turn around and take another road.
An objection is not a rejection…
it is simply a request for more information.
Enthusiasm is excitement with inspiration, motivation and a pinch of creativity.
Every human being has the potential for greatness.
Bo Bennett positive attitude quote (pic: grandchildren 2015)
Polly Berrien Berends
The child does not begin to fall until she becomes seriously interested in walking, until she actually begins to walk. Falling is thus more an indication of learning than a sign of failure.
Elizabeth Berg 1948
Don’t let your habits become your handcuffs.
Milton Berle 1908 – 2002
If opportunity doesn’t knock… Build a door.
Sam Berns 1996 – 2014
I don’t waste energy feeling bad for myself, I surround myself with people I want to be with; and I keep moving forward. So with this philosophy, I hope all of you, regardless of your obstacles, can have a very happy life as well.
Each day when you wake up, say… “What miracles would you have me perform today?” Then listen.
Yogi Bhajan 1929 – 2004
Love what is ahead by loving what has come before.
All things whatsoevery ye pray and ask for, believe that ye have received them and ye shall receive them.
All things work together for good to them that love God.
Be not forgetful to entertain strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God.
Blessed is the man who finds wisdom, the man who gains understanding, for he is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold.
If possible, so far as it lies with you, live at Peace with all men.
It is more blessed to give than to receive.
Claudia Black 1972
Saying no can be the ultimate self-care.
Trust in yourself. Your perceptions are often far more accurate than you are willing to believe.
Claudia Black attitude quote
Black Elk 1863 – 1950
Let every step you take upon the Earth be as a prayer.
William Blake 1757 – 1827
He who binds to himself a joy
Does the winged life destroy
But he who kisses the joy as it flies
Lives in eternity’s sunrise.
To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a Heaven in a wild flower.
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an hour.
What is now proved was once only imagined.
Ralph H. Blum 1932 – 2016
It is in letting go of the past that you reclaim your power. Step through the gateway now.
Enid Blyton 1897 – 1968
Leave something for someone, but don’t leave someone for something.
The best way to treat obstacles is to use them as stepping stones. Laugh at them, tread on them, and let them lead you to something better.
Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.
Erma Bombeck 1927 – 1996
If you can’t make it better… You can laugh at it.
The new world of love is coming.
Santos Bonacci attitude quote
Jon Bon Jovi 1962
Miracles happen every day, change your perception of what a miracle is and you’ll see them all around you.
Jon Bon Jovi positive attitude quote
Margaret Bonnano 1950
It is only possible to live happily ever after on a day to day basis.
J. Allen Boone 1882 – 1965
Good is latent in every living thing and simply needs to be called into active expression through the gracious application of respect, sympathetic understanding, gentleness and love.
If you would learn the secret of right relations, look only for the divine in people and things, and leave all the rest to God.
Never forget that every living thing has a particular and needed job to do in the universal Plan and Purpose.
The most effective way to achieve right relations with any living thing is to look for the best in it, and then help that best into the fullest expression.
Gregg Braden 1954
There can only be one solution to any problem: a change in attitude and in consciousness.
Richard Branson 1950
Above all, create something you’re proud of.
If you spot an opportunity and are really excited by it, throw yourself into it with everything you’ve got.
At one time I saw happiness as a destination and sought a shortcut. Now I see happiness as a road and treasure its every bend.
In the end, there doesn’t have to be anyone who understands you, there just has to be someone who wants to.
Life becomes easier when you learn to accept an apology you never got.
Life is too short to hold a grudge, also too long.
Never mind searching for what you are. Search for the person you aspire to be.
Robert Brault positive attitude quote – Megan & Seth (2016)
Remember, loneliness is designed to help you discover who you are, and to stop looking outside yourself for your worth.
There is exactly as many special occasions in life as we choose to celebrate.
The road to success is not a path you find, but a trail you blaze.
Today I bent the truth to be kind, and I have no regret, for I am surer of what is kind than I am of what is true.
What greater blessing to give thanks for at a family gathering, than the family and the gathering.
with my daughters and their children (2016)
Where the loser saw barriers… the winner saw hurdles.
You can bear your troubles, or shrug them off… They’re your shoulders.
Robert Bresson 1901 – 1999
Catch instants. Spontaneity, freshness.
Let nothing be changed and all be different.
Provoke the unexpected. Expect it.
The most ordinary word, when put into place, suddenly acquires brilliance. That is the brilliance with which your images must shine.
Joyce Brothers 1927 – 2013
Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.
Nothing goes to waste on the journey of life. Both good and bad experiences shape your mind and heart for what is to come.
Les Brown 1945
Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is YOU who will get you where you want to go… No one else.
You were created on purpose, for a purpose. There is a thirst and hunger in your heart that is real. Pay attention to it. The world is waiting for you to wake up to the person you are called to be. Stop listening to the negative inner conversation that’s causing you to play small. Focus your mind on positive thoughts, possibilities and solutions that can move you forward. Tap into your creativity and determination and stay busy, stay focused.
Pam Brown 1948
Always smile back at little children, to ignore them is to destroy their belief that the world is good.
For every person who has ever lived there has to come, at last, a spring he will never see. Glory then in the springs that are yours.
From serenity comes gentleness, comes lasting strength.
Medicines may be necessary. Flowers lift the heart. But your smile is the best restorative of all.
Thank you for being interested. Doesn’t sound much but it meant just about everything.
The baby rises to its feet, takes a step, is overcome with triumph and joy – and falls flat on its face. It is a pattern for all that is to come! But learn from the bewildered baby. Lurch to your feet again. You’ll make the sofa in the end.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning 1806 – 1861
Light tomorrow with today.
positive attitude quote from Elizabeth Barret Browning
Robert Browning 1812 – 1889
If you get simple beauty and naught else, you get about the best thing God invents.
Robert Browning positive attitude quote
Martin Buber 1878 – 1965
I do not accept any absolute formulas for living. No preconceived code can see ahead to everything that can happen in a man’s life. As we life, we grow and our beliefs change. They must change. So I think we should live with this constant discovery. We should be open to this adventure in heightened awareness of living. We should stake our whole existence on our willingness to explore and experience.
Buddha 624BC – 543BC
Each morning we are born again.
What we do today is what matters most.
Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.
positive attitude quote from Buddha
Buddha 624BC – 543BC
Teach this triple truth to all: a generous heart, kind speech and a life of service and compassion, are things which renew humanity.
Buddha 624BC – 543BC
There is no way to happiness… Happiness is the way.
When you realise how perfect everything is… You will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky.
May I become at all times, both now and forever:
A protector for those without protection
A guide for those who have lost their way
A ship for those with oceans to cross
A bridge for those with rivers to cross
A sanctuary for those in danger
A lamp for those without light
A place of refuge for those who lack shelter
And a servant to all in need.
Robert Jones Burdette 1844 – 1914
There are two days about which nobody should ever worry, and these are yesterday and today.
Frances Hodgson Burnett 1849 – 1924
Hang in there. It is astonishing how short a time it can take for very wonderful things to happen.
If nature has made you a giver, your hands are born open, and so is your heart; and though there may be times when your hands are empty, your heart is always full and you can give things out of that – warm things, kind things, sweet things – help and comfort and laughter.
If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.
George Burns 1896 – 1996
You can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old.
positive attitude quote illustrated by Sandra Reeves
Leo Buscaglia 1924 – 1998
Happiness and love are just a choice away.
Lorna Byrne 1953
Children are our future, and the only way for the world to evolve, as I have been shown it should be, is for each generation to be more loving and compassionate than the one before. This is only possible if we support the children around us, and protect and encourage them so they don’t need to lock their love away.
The sadness and pain surrounding the death of a parent, brother or sister can bring with it an unexpected gift, and help families to become closer. It can help bring shared memories to light, and be a reminder of love that was shared in the past.
Rhonda Byrne 1951
Every day in every moment, you make the choice whether to love and harness the positive force or not.
positive attitude quote from Rhonda Byrne
Rhonda Byrne 1951
People who have great lives think and talk about what they love more than what they don’t love. And people who are struggling, think and talk about what they don’t love more than what they do love.
You have to talk about what you love, to bring what you love to you.
Lord Byron 1788 – 1824
Opinions are made to be changed – or how is truth to be got at.
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